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  •  Nothing that I have read so far (1+ / 0-)
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    Oh Mary Oh

    convinces me that the letter only went out to registered voters. Maybe I haven't investigated enough, but nowhere have I seen something that said the letters only went out to registered voters. I gather it went out to people who had motor vehicle registrations. I also assume that the vast majority of people who did not respond to the letter were NOT registered voters in the first place.
    My amazement is that this is so blatant. I admit, I don't know much about voter lists, but if I were tasked with making sure registered voters were legal, I would most likely start with the actual voter registration list, or a random sample of it.
    I never doubted that this was a means of voter suppression. I just thought it would have been less obvious.

    •  It appears that (7+ / 0-)

      they took old motor vehicle registration lists and from them compiled lists of residents who were born elsewhere. They then took current voter registration lists and attempted to match up names on both lists. They have automatically removed people with no evidence that they are the same person, having made no effort to determine citizenship.

      There might even be a smoking gun someplace where they also compared the list with voters registered as Democrats.

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